When it comes to beverages, there are few drinks that are as popular as tea. In fact, after water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.
Tea has a rich history, beginning in ancient China and continuing until this day. Quickly gaining popularity in England and the rest of the world, it has been touted for its healthy properties. Today, it is consumed in many styles: boba tea, iced tea, black tea, tea with milk and the list goes on.
As the weather cools down, and you endeavor to stay warm, here are 15 mighty independent tea shops and spots in Near North Side guaranteed to satisfy.
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617 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
Adagio is centrally located and has a great selection of tea leaves to go to help you make the perfect pot at home.
1160 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610
This fun spot offers you more teas than you could hope for, making it a paradise for tea lovers.
330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Pavilion is a high-end tea room located in The Langham.
819 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611
Another excellent spot for a cuppa, Argo offers coffee and tea drinks for every mood and occasion.
1211 N. Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
Cassava is a fund spot to just hang out, and while you are there, be sure to try their bubble tea and enjoy the many games available.
435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Whispers may be one of the yummiest places to find your favorite cup of tea.
Dollop Coffee & Tea
345 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
Just as good for a latte as it is a steaming brew, Dollop Coffee & Tea is a must-try.
151 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
In a low-key environment, David's Tea is a nice break from the buzz of everyday life.
346 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
Cafe Umbria is staffed by wonderfully cheerful and knowledgeable individuals.
140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Palm Court offers an excellent high-tea inside the lovely Drake Hotel.
19 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
Cafe Integral is a spot you'll fall in love with at first sight. Relaxing and homey, it's a place you'll want to show to your friends and family.
1447 N. Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL 60610
Eva's Cafe is one of the best-kept secrets in Near North Side. Affordable and charming, it'll turn you into a regular.
615 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
Why not stop by? This charming tea shop meets bakery, so you can enjoy a fresh macaroon with your steaming cup.
108 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611
Pierrot Gourmet offers tea, coffee, desserts and small plates, all designed to delight each and every guest.
215 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611
This charming Cuban coffee and tea shop will have you asking for more.